Mystery of how pendulum clocks synchronise solved after 350 years
The phenomenon was first spotted by Dutch scientist Christiaan Huygens, who in 1665 after inventing the pendulum clock noticed two of them attached to the same wall swung in time with each other no matter if the clocks had been started at different times....
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John Hurt battling pancreatic cancer admits he will not allow himself to wallow
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Kate Hudson dons white dress for dinner with son Bingham in LA
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It is a mystery that has puzzled scientist for nearly 350 years, but now researchers claim to have solved what causes pendulum clocks to synchronise their swings. A team of physicists and mathematicians say sound from the ticking clocks transfers energy between them and eventually causes the pendulums to move in time. In effect the clocks 'communicate' with each other and over several days or even hours they begin to nudge each other until their swing matches. Of the daily sum of 86,400 seconds measured by atomic clocks, Earth rotates about 0. 002 seconds slower. Huygens at the time said he believed the clocks somehow 'spoke' to each other either through the air or though the material they were connected to. Since then many scientists have attempted to understand what lay behind the effect but most have... Writing in the journal Scientific Reports , the pair said: 'We assume that the coupling is obtained through the exchange of sound pulses between the clock propagated through the.
I'm not afraid of dying says cancer-battler John Hurt: Actor admits he will not allow himself to wallow as he reveals his treatment is 'going terrifically well' Sir John Hurt, 75, is battling with pancreatic cancer with quiet dignity Actor admits... As one of Britain’s best-loved character actors, the star of the Harry Potter films received an outpouring of sympathy when he revealed his diagnosis in June. He recently started a course of chemotherapy and says his treatment is ‘going terrifically well’. Sir John, who was knighted by the Queen last month in recognition of his acting career, said: ‘I can’t say I worry about mortality, but it’s impossible to get to my age and not have a little contemplation of it. We’re all just passing time, and... The film and stage star – who starred as Ollivander the wand-maker in the Harry Potter series, took the title role in The Elephant Man and played Quentin Crisp in The Naked Civil Servant – told Radio Times he was surprised to receive his gong. I like being Sir John – it works, doesn’t it. Or John.
Kate Hudson was spotted at Nobu Restaurant in Los Angeles on Friday, having dinner with her youngest son Bingham (aged four). The 36-year-old actress donned her favorite street style, wearing a flowing white dress for the mother-son date, hours after arriving home on the west coast. Earlier that same day, Kate and eldest child Ryder were pictured in New Orleans, Louisiana on the set of her latest film Deepwater Horizon with co-star Mark Wahlberg. For the Nobu outing, Kate showed off her toned arms and lean legs in a long white tank dress that featured a thigh-high slit on the side. Sitting adorably in the backseat of Kate's Tesla vehicle was son Bingham, whose father is Muse frontman Matt Bellamy. There are several Kate's on our fashion radar. Kate Moss, the queen of rocker cool, Kate Bosworth of the high fashion variety and of course, Kate Hudson - the original sunny California chick. You can throw it on over your bikini as a beach cover-up, or glam it up with tan platforms for cocktails a la Kate. Sadly this exact dress is now sold out, but the high street is here to help.